Benefit dinner and auction planned

Tomi Henderson, Special to The County
8 years ago

A benefit dinner and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 for Gil and Amanda Nkamwesiga and their baby Andrew, who was born Aug. 1 and had a heart transplant on Oct. 10 in Boston.

Andrew is doing well, but will be at the hospital for quite awhile longer.
The dinner/auction will run from 4:30-7 p.m. at Central Aroostook High School and will consist of baked beans, pulled pork, potato salad, rolls, drinks and cookies. The theme for the event is Superhero, which Andrew has been since his birth. The Lord has certainly blessed him!
If you would like to donate items for the silent auction, please contact Heidi Garrison at 227-8261 or Charlotte Shaw at 227-1758.

CAHS pep band looking for members

The Central Aroostook High School Pep Band is in need of members. Band director Adam Metzler would love to have community members and alumni from the school volunteer some of their time at home basketball games to help play music. Instruments are available for those who no longer have access to one.
Those who would like to participate should contact Metzler by calling 425-2811 or by emailing him directly at

Rotary Club

The Mars Hill Rotary Club met Oct. 25 at the Aroostook Health Center and the guest speaker was Presque Isle Rotarian Craig Green. He has been an insurance agent for 20 years and spoke about the changes in the industry and current options on Medicare plans. There are now over 20 plans that vary in cost from $15-$70 a month. Each plan covers different prescriptions and needs to be studied carefully to see the best options for the individual.

Aroostook Health Center

Upcoming events for the week of Nov. 2-8 include: Wednesday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 9 a.m., Noodle Fun at 9:30 a.m. and Residents Council at 2 p.m. Thursday will feature Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and BYF Potluck Dinner at 11 a.m. Friday will feature Dice Games at 9:30 a.m. and Dayroom Cinema at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday will be a free day with movies, puzzles and games in the day room. Sunday will feature televised church in the dayroom in the morning and Full Gospel Assembly at 3 p.m.
Monday will feature Nails by Shallee and Melissa at 9:30 a.m., Catholic Mass at 1:30 p.m. and Devotions with Velma at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday is Election Day and will feature the Beauty Parlor at 8:30 a.m., Bingo at 9:30 a.m. and Card Games at 1:30 p.m.
All of these activities are subject to change. If you would like to volunteer to help, call Connie or Vicki at 768-4915.

Bridgewater music

Thursday night music is back in swing at the Bridgewater Historical Center. Playing from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday, the group plays some great foot tapping music. It’s hard to stay seated, and most attendees don’t! For more information, contact Sue Shaw, president of the Bridgewater Historical Association, at 429-8268.

Library auction

The Walter T. A. Hansen Memorial Library is beginning to gather items for the annual Bidding For Good on-line auction to be held early next year. This is typically the library’s largest fundraiser and allows it to add to its collection.
Those with items to donate to the auction can contact the library at 429-9625. Thank you to all who help with this fundraiser.


The William Cousins Post 118 of Mars Hill is hosting Bingo on Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Post. There are cash prizes. Refreshments are available. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening with friends!

Tomi Henderson is the correspondent for Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Westfield. She can be reached at 551-6791 or e-mail